This Week at South Highland

Newsletter for week of March 16 - March 23

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Join us as Rev. Dr. Larry Michael preaches.

His sermon title is “The Fallacies of Forgiveness – 6: Lord, Teach Us To Pray.”

The scriptures are Psalm 19:7-14, Matthew 6:9-12, & Matthew 11:21-30.



Lent at SHPC this year focuses on the Lord's Prayer with Sunday Sermons, a Daily Devotional written by leaders and members of SHPC, and Small Groups. We encourage you join a group now! Click here to learn more and sign up online today!

Download this week's Lenten Devotional now.

Pardon our Mess!

At long last many sections of our roof are being repaired or replaced! The work will be over the next few weeks. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Sunday's Schedule

. 8:30AM - Worship Service in the Chapel

. 9:45AM - Sunday School

11:00AM - Worship Service in the Sanctuary

. 2:00PM - The Sunday Club

. 5:00PM - Youth Group in the Youth Suite




travels to the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville from 9:30am - 2:30pm

to see the Castle, churches, year round nativity, and gift shop.

(No shorts or sleeveless shirts allowed in church.)

The only cost is $11.00 for lunch. Call Brenda at 205-933-0790 for questions,

to give your lunch selection and RSVP for the t

rip. Deadline for the trip is Friday, March 16.


. 4:00PM - Grief Support Group in G16

. 4:15PM - Lent Devotion group led by Dr. Hurley in the Builders classroom

. 5:30PM - Dinner in the Davis Family Hall

Menu:Meat Loaf or Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad Bar, Rolls, Dessert

. 6:15PM - Children & Youth Activities

Let's Talk in the Parlor

Lent Devotion group in the Library Conference room

. 6:30PM - Lenten Service in the Chapel with John Bell speaking


WITNESS SEASON 2018: ready, set - GO! Help us “... equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:12). Thank you for the gifts and pledges of $31,387 toward our Witness giving goal is $70,000. Click here to give online.

Check out the 2018 Witness

Season Focus: "Mobilizing Boomers for Missions" with speaker Todd Lafferty on Thursday, March 22 at noon at Samford University Divinity School Room S121. For questions or directions, call/text Eleanor Wright


CALLING ALL COOKS – SHPC will provide the dinner meal for Birmingham UKirk on Wednesday, April 11. If you would like to help provide dinner for 10-12 college kids, please contact Carolyn Ashworth at or 205-901-2417.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR - Rev. Betty Angelini, Executive Director of Living River, joins us Sunday, April 29 at the PW Luncheon following the 11am Worship Service. PALM SUNDAY PROCESSION - All are invited to gather at Brother Bryan Park at 10:00am (at the intersection of Magnolia St. and 10th Ave. S) next Sunday, March 25 for our Palm Sunday procession behind the donkey at 10:15am. We will join with Highlands Methodist to parade from Brother Bryan Park to the Highlands Fountain.

ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT and EASTER VIGIL on Saturday, March 31 at the Fresh Air Farm from 4:30 to 7:00pm.


HEARTFELT PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY are extended to Ann Harter, Julie Jennings, John Jennings and family at the death of their mother Joyce Jennings on March 10. A memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, April 7 at South Highland Presbyterian Church.

CONGRATULATIONS TO SHOP! South Highland Outreach Project (SHOP) is honored to announce that we have been selected as the community site mentor for the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship! The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship is dedicated to preparing the next generation of professionals who will serve and empower vulnerable people to live healthier lives and create healthier communities. Shannon Polson, a PhD student at UAB, and Meg Boothe, a Pharmacy student at Samford, were selected from a highly competitive group of applicants to implement this vision of the fellowship at SHOP. This partnership will consist of Shannon and Meg volunteering 200 hours of service for SHOP to reduce the
disparities of medical access for SHOP participants. We are very excited for this partnership and look forward to seeing what God has in store for SHOP. If you’re interested in learning more about SHOP,please contact Jim Foster at or 205-706-4343.


SUNDAY CLUB MEAL PROVIDERS NEEDED - If you or a group with which you are associated would like to help provide a meal to our Sunday Club folks, please email Martha Foster at or call/text at (205) 915-0279.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to help serve lunch during Holy Week. Volunteers are needed from 11:30am - 1:00pm. Please contact Barbara Hayslip at to volunteer.

TEACHERS NEEDED for Vacation Bible School during the week of June 4 - 8, the summer and the fall. Youth, I need you, too, for VBS! We would love to see some new faces in the children’s classrooms. Please contact Katya at to volunteer or with questions.

CALLING ALL COOKS! South Highland will be providing the dinner meal for Birmingham UKirk on Wednesday, March 7 and Wednesday, April 11. If you would like to help provide dinner for 10-12 college kids, please contact Carolyn Ashworth at or 205-901-2417. This is a chance to pay it forward for college students developing their faith!

PLEASE BRING EGGS & GOODIES FOR THE EASTER EGG HUNT! Small candies, erasers, stickers, stampers are all good egg “ideas.” It could be quite warm, so avoid chocolate, please. We will have golden eggs as well, so stuffed animals or larger chocolate items are ideal. Bring Easter treats to Katya or leave in her office.

CALLING ALL SEAMSTRESSES! There are 34 pew cushions that need your help. The cushions on the pews in the Sanctuary need a small section removed at the end and then the fabric end panel sewn back. This will allow the cushion to once again fit properly on the pews. The pews were shortened during the Restore, Renew, Respond Renovation in the Sanctuary. Contact Susan Glover at (205) 290-0604 or if you can help.

SHOP NEEDS YOU - SHOP or the South Highland Presbyterian Church’s Outreach Project is developing a faith-based mental health model for the Birmingham Faith community. We are currently outgrowing our space in the Builder’s classroom and recently approved a 3-year strategic plan to help meet our community’s needs. We meet every Tuesday from 9am - 12pm and would love to share our future with you through volunteering or leading a topic for the day with helpful information to our participants. If you are interested, please contact Jim Foster at 205-706-4343.

HAND BELL RINGERS NEEDED - The adult hand bell choir has an immediate opening for 3 more players. No previous experience in ringing is required but a general knowledge of music is essential. The choir rehearses on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30pm. For more information about this, please contact Jamie McLemore.

KITCHEN VOLUNTEERS to help Joe and his team serve and clean up after Wednesday night dinners.

SUNDAY MORNING NURSERY HELP NEEDED - We want to continue to give our paid workers some time off. If you can help out in the nursery, contact Elsa Holaday at (205) 903-8192

EVANGELISM TEAM - Are you aware that South Highland has an Evangelism Team? Its purpose is to equip ourselves to better share our faith by speaking the Good News of Jesus Christ; to develop and improve our relationships with God, with other members of our Church, and with people outside our Church; and to do a better job of making disciples of Christ. Interested? If so, speak to one of our pastors or Mark Stephens.

EMERGENCY CONTACT INFOThere have been several times at South Highland when the church has not been able to contact family or friends in an emergency or times of illness. Please fill out this form to provide emergency information for our database.


SHPC's Facebook Page - make sure you "like" our new page. The new page currently has the front of the church as the profile picture.

Check out the most recent issue of the South Highland Highlights by clicking here.

PRESBYTERIANS TODAY February/March issue you can read articles such as Faith & Sports – A Presbyterian pastor’s experience as a coach’s wife and former athlete provides insights into the darker side of sports. The pitfalls of ‘giving up’ things for Lent - The right way to take on Lenten spiritual practices. Sexual slavery’s secret past - In South Korea’s War & Women’s Human Rights Museum, the story of “comfort women” is finally brought into the open. Pick up your copy from the table in the gallery on the main level.

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